LAW 2768 - Patent Litigation
This course is specifically directed at students who intend to practice in the field of patent law. It is only for students who have completed the Patent Law course. In addition, although it is not required, it is recommended for students who have an undergraduate education in science or engineering. The course is practice-oriented and addresses patent infringement and federal court practice.This course builds upon the Patent Law course by providing an analysis of the substantive and procedural law relating to patents. This course covers all core stages of patent litigation from the filing of the complaint to trial in federal court and appeal to the Federal Circuit. Throughout the semester, the students participate in and learn the various aspects of patent litigation including pleadings, discovery, lay and expert witnesses and depositions, claim construction (involving a Markman hearing), summary judgment, trial and appeal. In certain assigned projects, students participate in drafting parts of pleadings and memorandums and function as part of a litigation team representing one party in a patent litigation. Further, certain aspects of the course may include patent litigation and remedies before the International Trade Commission as well as Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical litigation.
Prerequisites & Notes
Pre-requisites: Patent Law is required and a degree in a technical area is preferred (although not required)
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